Presenters

  • Anthony Meindl

    Anthony Meindl is an award-winning director, writer, actor, acting coach, entrepreneur, author and inspirational speaker. As an acting teacher, he’s known for revolutionizing a more modern understanding of acting training. He founded Anthony Meindl's Actor Workshop in 1998 and now has the largest scene study studio in Los Angeles and locations in 10 other cities around the world: New York, London, Vancouver, Toronto, Atlanta, Santa Fe, Sydney, Chicago, Copenhagen and Cape Town. He is the guest acting teacher for directing at David Lynch’s Master of Filmmaking Program, and has guest lectured at the prestigious Moscow Arts Theatre, The National Theatre School of Ireland, The Actors Centre London, and many more. He has been an inspirational speaker, sharing the stage with such luminaries as Jim Carrey, Jack Kornfield, and Tom Shadyac. As a filmmaker, Anthony has received a number of awards and acclaim. His latest feature film, Where We Go From Here is available on HULU. The film premiered at Outfest, won the “Best Screenplay” award at Q-Films Long Beach, and the “Jury Award” at NYC’s East Village Queer Film Festival. He is the author of five books, including best-sellers, At Left Brain Turn Right and Book the F*cking Job. His memoir, You Knew When You Were 2, released September 2020.

  • Morris Chapdelaine

    A Canadian Television and Film Producer, Morris Chapdelaine is best known for Van Helsing (2016-2021) for SYFY, The Order (2019/2020), Wu Assassins (2019), The I-Land (2019), and The Imperfects (2021) all for NETFLIX, the multi-award winning documentary feature, Beyond Gay: The Politics of Pride (2009), and debuting in late 2021, another documentary feature, Pat Rocco Dared. As a creative Producer, he prides himself on his knowledge of/and friendship with some of Canada's most recognized on screen talent, and has recently worked with Tricia Helfer, Katharine Isabelle, Missy Peregrym, and Katheryn Winnick to name a few. Morris is a graduate of the University of Alberta BFA Program and the Canadian Film Center's Producer's Intensive, and has worked in film and TV for close to 25 years.

  • Luvia Petersen

    actor/director

  • Candice Elzinga

    Candice Elzinga is a four time Emmy nominated Casting Director who has been based in Vancouver since 1995. She has cast over 300 productions, including Features, Movies for Television, Episodic Television and Short Films. Casting credits include the multiple Emmy award winning “Door to Door” for TNT, “Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee” for HBO,  Steven Spielberg’s epic mini-series “Into the West” and Amazon’s “Man in the High Castle”.  A former stage actress with a BFA from the University of Alberta, Candice has had the good  fortune to work with celebrated directors and producers over the years and brings a deep understanding of the acting process to her work.

  • Carrie Wheeler

    talent agent